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Cayenne

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« on: March 01, 2012, 12:44:25 PM »

So, the couplers on these things seem well-designed to uncouple with just a shove from down under.  It seems that a lever, or solenoid, or even debris on the track, could serve to uncouple these.

But my search of the web for an appropriate uncoupler, particularly a remote one, has gone unsatisfied.  Have I missed it?  Am I just lame?

What are people using?  And, these things don't support that "delayed" uncoupling, do they?

Thanks!
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Wade Colyer

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 06:03:57 PM »

Hi Cayenne:

 If you use solid brass .332 track, L.G.B. has a remote uncoupler that I have used. It operates like a L.G.B. switch machine. Voltage one way raises the ramp and voltage the other way lowers the ramp.

http://www.wholesaletrains.com/Detail.asp?ID=200805949

 L.G.B. also has a manual ramp but I've never used one.

http://www.wholesaletrains.com/Detail.asp?ID=200805948

 Years ago, LIONEL made a manual large scale uncoupler that fit under the track. They work ok if it's close to the edge of the layout and could probably be hooked up with a cable or twin-coil switch machine.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LIONEL-UNCOUPLER-LARGE-G-SCALE-NEW-OLD-STOCK-/360247911090?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item53e072e2b2

 Good luck.

Wade
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Cayenne

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 07:40:15 PM »

Ah okay, I had seen that but did not know how it operated.  Sounds simple enough!

Thanks
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